Last night I was getting all of my gear ready for a local IDPA shoot this morning. I was loading up mags for my G34 and STI. I also cleaned the Glock because it had had about 1800 rounds through it without cleaning. So I grab my comp bag in the AM and head to the shoot. I quickly find out that I had forgot to throw my glock and sti in the bag! All the loaded mags were there, but no gats!! While all my buddies are laughing at me, I remember that I threw my EMP in the bag in hopes I could run a mag or 3 after everything was over. So i hold it up and ( do one of these guys to my buddies) and decide instead of pouting, Id just run the EMP. On to the results: Total during the match I fired 74 rounds. I had no FTF's(fires) and no FTE's through all the mags, but i did have some FTFeeds. I think it was because the mag spring's were too strong. Also the gun failed to go into battery 2ce and I quickly ejected the round instead of doing the correct assess before throwing it out. It must have been because of the intense stress i was under Accuracy: I am not sure if it'll group 1" at 25, but it is combat accuracte which is the only thing that concerns me. I havent stood stagnent on a line and tried to shoot for best group in about 4 years because I have learned that it is a waste of time. All shots were accurately on man sized target from 2yd-20yd's. Manipubility: I ran the gun extremely well. Recoil is null and void with this gun, recoiling less than probably my G34. Time wise I was beating all of my friends that were shooting their FS 1911's, G34's, and M&PPRO's. I was not as accurate as some, but speed and semi accurate is better than accurate and slow in IDPA. Mag changes were not exactly smooth, but I also wasnt used to the smaller gun. Overall, I am super impressed with this guy and know its going to stay with me for quite a long time!!! The failures are fine considering it was my first time running it and all i got to do was shoot some remoil in the slide and on the barrel hood. I will also load the mags up to cap and let them sit a bit and im sure the mag springs will work themselves out. Changes and areas lacking: First is the thing most of everyone mentions:lack of FS checkering. This is an easy, but not cheap fix that will be done SOONER than later most likely. I dont like the pattern on the LD's as much as some. I prefer a more aggressive grip even with a carry gun. The gun is fit well, but not great. I think for $1000, they could have done a little better job, but it is not a big deal whatsoever because the gun RUNS. Im going to change the trigger to 10-8 flat, rear sight to 10-8, checker FS and MSH, flush cut SS, and replace the ambi with single side from WC. A lot of these options are just personal tastes and are not in anyway shape or form necessary for anyone else. Given enough mags, I could easily shoot 500, heck probably 1000 out of this gun in one day comfortably. I will note that the Mec-Gar mags supplied with the gun are MUCH easier to load then standard 1911 9mm mags from any of the other companies out there!!! THE EMP ROCKS!